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Definition of Case

Babylon English

occasion; matter; legal case; situation; argument; category of inflection (Grammar); box, container; (Computers) metal box that houses the internal components of a computer
pack, crate, box, put in cases
Case Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
theca, causa
placitum
Glossary of Bookbinding Terms
An economical form of binding. The front and back boards, together with the covering material to which they are stuck, form a cover for the sewn sections.
Case Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To strip the skin from; as, to case a box.
  
(v. t.)
To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose.
  
(v. i.)
To propose hypothetical cases.
  
(n.)
The matters of fact or conditions involved in a suit, as distinguished from the questions of law; a suit or action at law; a cause.
  
(n.)
That which befalls, comes, or happens; an event; an instance; a circumstance, or all the circumstances; condition; state of things; affair; as, a strange case; a case of injustice; the case of the Indian tribes.
  
(n.)
One of the forms, or the inflections or changes of form, of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, which indicate its relation to other words, and in the aggregate constitute its declension; the relation which a noun or pronoun sustains to some other word.
  
(n.)
Chance; accident; hap; opportunity.
  
(n.)
An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.
  
(n.)
A small fissure which admits water to the workings.
  
(n.)
A shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type.
  
(n.)
A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury.
  
(n.)
A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book.
  
(n.)
A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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case
\case\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. cased (?); p. pr. & vb. n. casing.]
1. to cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose. the man who, cased in steel, had passed whole days and nights in the saddle.
2. to strip the skin from; as, to case a box. [obs.]
case
\case\ (kās), n. [of. casse, f. caisse (cf. it. cassa), fr. l. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. see capacious, and cf. 4th chase, cash, enchase, 3d sash.] 1. a box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book.
2. a box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.
3. (print.) a shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type.
note: cases for type are usually arranged in sets of two, called respectively the upper and the lower case. the upper case contains capitals, small capitals, accented and marked letters, fractions, and marks of reference: the lower case contains the small letters, figures, marks of punctuation, quadrats, and spaces.
4. an inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.
5. (mining) a small fissure which admits water to the workings.
case
\case\, v. i. to propose hypothetical cases. [obs.] "casing upon the matter."
case
\case\, n. [f. cas, fr. l. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. cf. chance.] 1. chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [obs.] by aventure, or sort, or cas.
2. that which befalls, comes, or happens; an event; an instance; a circumstance, or all the circumstances; condition; state of things; affair; as, a strange case; a case of injustice; the case of the indian tribes. in any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge. xxiv. 13. if the case of the man be so with his wife. xix. 10. and when a lady's in the case you know all other things give place. you think this madness but a common case. i am in case to justle a constable,
3. (med. & surg.) a patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury. a proper remedy in hypochondriacal cases.
4. (law) the matters of fact or conditions involved in a suit, as distinguished from the questions of law; a suit or action at law; a cause. let us consider the reason of the case, for nothing is law that is not reason. ohn powell. not one case in the reports of our courts.
5. (gram.) one of the forms, or the inflections or changes of form, of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, which indicate its relation to other words, and in the aggregate constitute its declension; the relation which a noun or pronoun sustains to some other word. case is properly a falling off from the nominative or first state of word; the name for which, however, is now, by extension of its signification, applied also to the nominative. w. gibbs.
note: cases other than the nominative are oblique cases. case endings are terminations by which certain cases are distinguished. in old english, as in latin, nouns had several cases distinguished by case endings, but in modern english only that of the possessive case is retained.




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The Phrase Finder
Meaning
An infirm or feeble person, unable to fend for themselves.
Origin
Originally a soldier who had lost his arms and legs and had to be conveyed in a wicker wheelchair.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
baggage: cása
legal: cúis
general: cás
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Crud = n. a cover, a case
Cyrfyll = n. a trunk, a case
Enwai = n. nominative case
Galwai = n. vocative case
Gleiaden = n. blake, a case
Gwahanai = n. genitive case
Gwahanedigaethydd = n. the genitive case
Shakespeare Words
the skin of an animal
Anagram
  aces
Australian Slang
1. peculiar or unusual person; a weirdo: "He's a case" (short for "nut case"); 2. examine or survey (a house, bank, etc.) as in planning a crime
diarrhea
someone on the edge of mental collapse
(jocular) someone who is exhausted, drunk, or in some way incapacitated, and fit only for bed
person who is suffering from some kind of mental illness
foolish or eccentric person
Low Life Glossary
verb. To observe a household or place of business with a mind to rob it.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"
(synonym) lawsuit, suit, cause, causa
(hypernym) proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings
(hyponym) civil suit
(classification) law, jurisprudence
2. an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"
(synonym) instance, example
(hypernym) happening, occurrence, natural event
(hyponym) humiliation, mortification
3. a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
(synonym) event
(hypernym) circumstance
4. a problem requiring investigation; "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
(hypernym) problem
5. the actual state of things; "that was not the case"
(hypernym) fact
6. a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly"
(hypernym) argument, statement
7. a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
(hypernym) container
(hyponym) baggage, luggage
(derivation) encase, incase
8. a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; "the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"; "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"
(synonym) subject, guinea pig
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
9. a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
(hyponym) client
10. the quantity contained in a case
(synonym) caseful
(hypernym) containerful
(derivation) encase, incase
11. a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
(synonym) display case, showcase
(hypernym) container
(hyponym) trophy case
(derivation) encase, incase
12. a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters"
(hypernym) state of mind, frame of mind
13. nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
(synonym) grammatical case
(hypernym) grammatical category, syntactic category
(hyponym) nominative, nominative case, subject case
14. the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case"
(synonym) shell, casing
(hypernym) housing
(hyponym) boot
(part-holonym) grandfather clock, longcase clock
(derivation) encase, incase
15. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"
(synonym) character, eccentric, type
(hypernym) adult, grownup
16. an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
(synonym) sheath
(hypernym) covering, natural covering, cover
(hyponym) theca
(derivation) encase, incase
17. the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"
(synonym) casing
(hypernym) framework, frame, framing
(part-holonym) doorway, door, room access, threshold
18. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
(synonym) pillowcase, slip, pillow slip
(hypernym) bed linen

Verb
1. look over, usually with the intention to rob; "They men cased the housed"
(hypernym) inspect
2. enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud"
(synonym) encase, incase
(hypernym) enclose, inclose, shut in
(hyponym) pack
(derivation) caseful
Case Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
A single incident of distress to which one or more Coast Guard units respond. (USCG3)
An investigation of a particular boating problem or incident to determine if there is a substantial risk to the public or violation of the regulations. A case may become a campaign. (USCG1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
NCTS Glossary v.1.0
Computer Aided Software Engineering
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
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Case Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
1. An intelligence operation in its entirety. 2. Record of the development of an intelligence operation, including personnel, modus operandi, and objectives.
  
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Case Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of lawsuits
Case Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hill Associates Acronym List
Computer-Aided Software Engineering 
ETSI and 3GPP
Common Application Service Element
Telecommunication Standard Terms
Acronym for computer-aided software engineering, computer-aided systems engineering. Software used for the automated development of systems software, i.e. , computer code. Note 1: CASE functions include analysis, design, and programming. Note 2: CASE tools automate methods for designing, documenting, and producing structured computer code in the desired programming language.
Telecom Terms
Computer Aided Software Engineering;
Common Application Service Element
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
See differential case .
Oceanographic, Meteorologal & Climatologal abbreviations and acronyms
Coordinated Air-Sea Experiment
Case Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Computer Abbreviations v1.5
Computer Aided Software Engineering
9300+ Computer Acronyms
Computer-Aided Software Engineering
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Computer Aided Software Engineering
Noman's Java(TM) Glossary
A Java programming language keyword that defines a group of statements to begin executing if a value specified matches the value defined by a preceding "switch" keyword.
Smart Card Terms
Generic term for tools and techniques that are said to offer major productivity gains for analysts and programmers.
Internet Glossary
Short for Computer Aided Software Engineering, a category of software that provides a development environment for programming teams. CASE systems offer tools to automate, manage and simplify the development process. These can include tools for:

· Summarizing initial requirements

· Developing flow diagrams

· Scheduling development tasks

· Preparing documentation

· Controlling software versions

· Developing program code

Various companies offer CASE software capable of supporting some or all of these activities. While many CASE systems provide special support for object-oriented programming, the term CASE can apply to any type of software development environment.

DW and OLAP terms
In data mining, an abstract view of data characterized by attributes and relations to other cases. A case is a distinct member of a case set, and can be a member of multiple case sets.
Case Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Case may refer to:


Academia and education
  • Case study, examination of a single instance or event
  • Case Western Reserve University, independent research university in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering, graduate engineering program, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Center for Social and Economic Research
  • Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education, nonprofit association of educational institutions, United States
  • Case Middle School, part of Punahou School in Oahu, Hawaii

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Case Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
A case describes a dispute taken to court. An appellate court decision published in a book of such decisions is also called a case and may be used as guidance or precedent by other courts. A person doing legal research will commonly say that he has to look up a case to see if its ruling on a point should be followed by other courts. The core legal issue in a case is sometimes referred to as the gravaman of the case.

A contested question before a court of justice; a suit or action; a cause.

Remedies. This is the name of an action in very general use which lies where a party sues for damages for any wrong or cause of complaint to which covenant or trespass will not lie.

In its most comprehensive signification, case includes assumpsit as well as an action in form ex delicto; but when simply mentioned it is usually understood to mean an action in form ex delicto. It is a liberal action bailable at common law founded on the justice and conscience of the Tiff's case, and is in the nature of a bill in equity and the substance of a count in case is the damage assigned.

An action on the case lies to recover damages for torts not committed with force actual or implied, or having been occasioned by force where the matter affected was not tangible, or where the injury was not immediate but consequential; or where the interest in the property was only in reversion. In these several cases trespass cannot be sustained. Case is also the proper remedy for a wrongful act done under legal process regularly issuing from a court of competent jurisdiction.

It will be proper to consider: 1. in what cases the action of trespass on the case lies; 2. the pleadings 3. the evidence; 4. the judgment.

This action lies for injuries; 1. to the absolute rights of persons 2. to the relative rights of persons; 3. to personal property; 4. to real property.

- 1. When the injury has been done to the absolute rights of persons by an act not immediate but consequential, as in the case of special damages arising from a public nuisance or where an incumbrance had been placed in a public street and the plaintiff passing there received an injury; or for a malicious prosecution.

- 2. For injuries to the relative rights, as for enticing away an infant child, per quod servitium amisit, for criminal conversation, seducing or harboring wives; debauching daughters, but in this case the daughter must live with her father as his servant; or enticing away or harboring apprentices or servants. When the seduction takes place in the husband's or father's house, he may, at his election, have trespass or case, but when the injury is done in the house of another, case is the proper remedy.

- 3. When the injury to personal property is without force and not immediate, but consequential, or when the plaintiff's right to it is in reversion, as where property is injured by a third person while in the hands of a hirer, case is the proper remedy.

- 4. When the real property which has been injured is corporeal and the injury is not immediate but consequential, as for example, putting a spout so near the plaintiff's land that the water runs upon it or where the plaintiff's property is only in reversion. When the injury has been done to incorporeal rights, as for obstructing a private way, or disturbing a party in the use of a pew, or for injury to a franchise, as a ferry, and the like, case is the proper remedy.

The declaration in case, technically so called, differs from a declaration in trespass, chiefly in this; that in case, it must not, in general, state the injury to have been committed vi et armis; yet after verdict, the words 'with force and arms' will be rejected as surplusage and it ought not to conclude contra pacem. The plea is usually the general issue, not guilty.

Any matter may, in general, be given in evidence, under the plea of not guilty, except the statute of limitations. In cases of slander and a few other instances, however, this cannot be done. When the plaintiff declares in case with averments appropriate to that form of action and the evidence shows that the injury was trespass; or when he declares in trespass and the evidence proves an injury for which case will lie, and not trespass, the defendant should be acquitted by the jury or the plaintiff should be nonsuited.

The judgment is that the plaintiff recover a sum of money, ascertained by a jury, for his damages sustained by the committing of the grievances complained of in the declaration, and costs.

In the civil law an action was given in all cases of nominate contracts which was always of the same name. But in innominate contracts, which had always the same consideration, but not the same name, there could be no action of the same denomination, but an action which arose from the fact, in factum, or an action with a form which arose from the particular circumstance, praescriptis verbis actio.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
CASE, STATED - An agreement in writing, between a plaintiff and defendant, that the facts in dispute between them are as there agreed upon and mentioned.

The facts being thus ascertained, it is left for the court to decide for which party is the law. As no writ of error lies on a judgment rendered on a case stated, it is usual in the agreement to insert a clause that the case stated shall be considered in the nature of special verdict.

In that case, a writ of error lies on the judgment which may be rendered upon it. And a writ of error will also lie on a judgment on a case stated when the parties have agreed to it.

In another sense, by a case stated is understood a statement of all the facts of a case, together with the names of the witnesses, and a detail of the documents which are to support them. In other words, it is a brief.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Law Dictionary
An action, cause, suit, or controversy, at law or in equity.
Case Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
cigar terms
In the cigar production process, workers case (slightly moisten) aged tobacco so it will be easy for hand rollers to work with.
Case Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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Case Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Epidemiology Terms
In epidemiology, a countable instance in the population or study group of a particular disease, health disorder, or condition under investigation. Sometimes, an individual with the particular disease.